FREAKED
1993, 20th Century Fox, 80 min, USA, Dir: Alex Winter, Tom Stern

The only film to feature Alex Winter, Randy Quaid, Mr. T, Brooke Shields, William Sadler, Bobcat Goldthwait, Morgan Fairchild, Gibby Haynes, Keanu Reeves and the skeleton of Paul Lynde! Winter and Tom Stern helm this hilarious, politically incorrect, sci-fi cult classic about an evil company’s spokesperson visiting a toxic mutant farm created from the company’s own chemical, Zygrot 24. Incredible and disgusting makeup effects by Screaming Mad George and a completely over-the-top performance by Quaid.


ALICE, SWEET ALICE
aka COMMUNION
1976, Warner Bros., 98 min, USA, Dir: Alfred Sole

Karen (Brooke Shields, in her first role) is all set for her first communion. But before the milestone event, she is found murdered - and her older sister, Alice, is the prime suspect. Alfred Sole’s stylish thriller draws from the Italian giallo films and Nicholas Roeg’s DON’T LOOK NOW, mixing psychological horror, mystery and Catholic guilt. Still criminally underseen, it helped baptize the burgeoning slasher-film genre that would explode the following year with HALLOWEEN


THE BLUE LAGOON
1980, Sony Repertory, 104 min, USA, Dir: Randal Kleiser

A boy and girl (Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields) are shipwrecked on an island, where, as they become teenagers, they become sexually and romantically aware. Working with esteemed cinematographer Nestor Almendros (DAYS OF HEAVEN), director Randal Kleiser crafts a sumptuous, beautiful exploration of young love.


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